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[Desktop] Popout player

I have seen this idea posted several times over the years and they are all marked closed. I personally find it really frustrating that people have clearly been asking for this and over and over been denied, especially because it seems like a rather simple feature. Anyway, on the web player on Chromebook, there is an excellent popout player that remains on top of other tabs and windows you open, has the album/song art and has simple controls like pause, play, skip, and rewind that show when you hover over it. You can also move it around your screen so you position it where is easiest for you. It's crazy to me that this feature hasn't been implemented already for the desktop application, or if it has then the fact that it's been removed. It's super annoying to have to stop what I'm in the middle of to open the Spotify window just to see what is playing, or to skip or save a song. Something with just the basics of these features would make a huge difference and make usability so much easier.

Updated on 2020-10-20

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Top Answer
Gig Goer


While I was searching for an option for a mini player on windows 10, i found a solution. Since every topic I could find about this topic was locked for replying, so I figured I'd make a new one. The solution I found is as follows:


  1. make sure you have chrome browser.
  2. Type windows key + R (run) and type 
    chrome --app=""
    This will open the web player but like an app.
  3. Left at the bottom next to the song banner is this button:    Capture3.PNG   click this button.
  4. you get a floating mini player at the bottom right of your screen with the song banner, and when you hover over it with your mouse you can pause/play/previous/next.


Good luck and have a great day!

I added a batch file for easier use. Originally belongs to hydropulse17.


(edit: This does not work with Spotify connect)

(ps: Thanks, WilcoBakker)


I think it would be slick to make a popup in the lower right corner of your screen when the next song starts playing, show it for X seconds, and then hide.  When I listen to a friend's playlist, sometimes I don't know the track name/artist, so if a little thing poped up (just like a new IM on Digsby/MSN/Steam) of the current Artist+Track Name would be very handy.


This option could be turned off by default (most people would probably think it is redundant), but a simple checkbox inside of your Preferences to Enable/Disable to control this feature would be it.


Thanks for the consideration!


Good idea, similar to the popup that Winamp show would be cool

Tip: Toastify does just this 😉 However, there's no reason why this shouldn't be integrated into spotify itself..

Another tip..the app Growl.

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Status changed to: Good idea, vote for it

Would really love this to happen! 




Yes, this should be so nice to have with Spotify, please have it for next update 🙂 🙂 🙂 Cheers and thanks in advance from Sweden 😉


Is this happening yet?   Had the brilliant idea tonite too that Spot needs a lil pop up player!


This would be great.  In the meantime, does anyone know of somethine like Toastify for OS X?